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    The Left Coast, USA FrenchFit's Avatar
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    Miyata 1200, HMIIW?

    I have an '83 Miyata 1200, pretty rare bike..made one year in gold. Made again in '89 if I recall, but in silver. Part of Miyata's pro series, but a non-racer look.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_whtVpXkKwl...0-h/img039.jpg

    Found it all orginal, even the bar tape. Have updated the drivetrain, but retained all the OEM parts, which were perfect. Conidtion is vg, only a few storage marks on the paint, decals are clean and crisp.

    Seems to me it's better find than a 1000, but an odd duck. A gentlemen's racer. so to speak.

    What do you think it might be worth on national auction, like eBay?

    Note: Not selling, just curious about the community of opinion.

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    My guesstimate would be $250 to $300. It is non-indexed, which , if you look around on local CL's, you can buy 2 to 3 year old STI road bikes (Sora or 2300) in this same price range.

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    Need to post pictures of the actual bike.

    As far as ebay, there is huge variance on prices, sometimes bikes go for way over market, sometimes they go for less.

    I would not consider it a more valuable bike than a Miyata 1000. Higher end vintage touring bikes bring a hefty premium over similarly equipped racing bikes.


    $250 to $300 for a two to three year old SORA bike would be really cheap around here. I have sold a handful of them this year, for quite a bit more.
    Last edited by wrk101; 11-10-10 at 08:33 PM.

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    LOL, I think that's pretty far off the mark. Why would someone want a indexed vintage bike? That's like a walmart bike appraisal. Anyway, each to their own value. Though, I agree that 1000s have gained a cult following.

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